National Geographic Endurance
National Geographic Endurance is a next-generation expedition ship, built for polar navigation. A fully stabilized, highly strengthened, ice-class Polar Class (PC5) vessel, it is designed to navigate polar passages year-round, and safely explore uncharted waters, while providing exceptional comfort. Its patented X-BOW® is key to its design; its powerful wave-slicing action provides an extremely smooth ride in even adverse conditions, and even reduces spray on deck, for superior observation. She carries a full suite of expedition tools and offers a variety of experience-enhancing amenities. The ship carries a fleet of Zodiac motorized landing craft, kayaks, snowshoes, and cross-country skis; as well as a sophisticated equipment that allows our undersea specialist unique access and ability to share the underwater world. Public areas include a lounge with bar; a gym, a yoga studio; infinity-style outdoor hot tubs; saunas with ocean views; a library; a spa; state-of-the-art facilities for films, slideshows and presentations; a photo workshop area; and two restaurants featuring local, sustainable cuisine, plus a Chef’s table for intimate, small group dining. Services include a full-time doctor, a National Geographic photographer, a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor and video chronicler, a wellness specialist, laundry service, and an internet café.